CV - Daniel Stocks

Hi, I'm Daniel, from Sweden. I'm currently working as a technical leader at Volvo Cars building design systems to scale UX & UI across platforms.

I have 10 years plus of working experience with building digital products at startups, advertising agencies, and large-scale enterprises. I'm specialised in UI Engineering (eg. JavaScript/React/Web Platform/Native Android and iOS).

With a backround as CTO and Staff Software Engineeer, I've organized multiple teams of software engineers in both small and large scale projects. I have a proven track record of building web and mobile products from scratch to scale.

Job Experience

Staff Software Engineer
Volvo Cars
January 2019 - Present | Stockholm, Sweden

Providing company-wide technical leadership and guidance within the UI engineering discipline, enabling Volvo Cars to transform into an industry leader in the digital product space.

  • Initiating, scaling and future-proofing our UI codebase, strategy and architecture.
  • Delivering tools and infrastructure to empower UI engineers across the company.
  • Promoting a positive and inclusive UI engineering culture, breaking down silos and enable for cross team collaboration and communication.
  • Working in close collaboration with product owners and engineering leads, to help them align with best practices and ship high quality digital products.
  • Bridging the gap between Software Engineering and UX/Design.
CTO
Carvanro
Feburary 2016 - March 2018 | London, UK and Tehran, Iran

Building a peer to peer ride-sharing platform to enable more efficient transportation for commuters in densely populated metropolitan areas in Iran.

  • Overall responsible for technical architecture, recruitment, operations, and day-to-day management of the inhouse development team
  • As part of the founding team, we raised over $1.5m in venture capital.
  • Setting up continuous integration and zero downtime deployment pipeline.
  • Selection of technologies used: Node.js, React, React Native, Python, Flask, ElasticSearch, PostgresSQL, Redis, AWS, K8s, Docker and RabbitMQ.
Solutions Architect
Evil Enterprise
September 2013 - December 2018 | All over the place

Running my own consultancy agency. Helping clients solve problems that required a deep domain knowledge of web technologies and UI software engineering.

  • Helping clients such as Volvo, Husqvarna, Digitas LBi with various projects
  • Lecturing a course in JavaScript and Front-End Development at "Yrkeshögskoleutbildning vid Göteborgs Stad Utbildning".
  • Worked extensively on several Open Source JavaScript libraries and React Components (available on GitHub)
Lead Front-End Developer
Saltside
August 2011 - September 2013 | Gothenburg, Sweden

Saltside builds online marketplaces (classifieds) in emerging markets. As one of the first hires I was responsible for the overall quality and performance of the product interface. The company grew to become the highest ranked classified site in three countries, employing over 500 people.

  • Building web applications with JavaScript and Ruby. Frameworks including Ruby on Rails, Sinatra, Node.js, Backbone.js.
  • Built and launched an adaptive low-bandwidth mobile site optimized for internet access in developing countries.
Front-End Developer
Aino
June 2009 - August 2011 | Gothenburg, Sweden

Aino is a leading web agency collaborating with some of the biggest adveritisng agencies to deliver high quality digital expierences to various clients.

  • Building web sites and applications using Python, Django, PostgreSQL, JavaScript, HTML and CSS.
  • Built a responsive website for Nudie Jeans including the Nudie Jeans fitguide with Backbone.js (replacing their legacy flash app)
  • Developed the main website for SSRS (Swedish Sea Rescue Society) including an interactive weather forecast web app.
  • Built website for the Gothenburg Opera House (opera.se), along with a custom CMS backend
Front-End Developer Intern
NetRelations
April 2008 - August 2008 | Gothenburg, Sweden

As an intern at NetRelations I learned about the importance of accessibility, performance and building ressiliant front-end applications.

  • Primarily tasked with building websites in HTML/CSS and JavaScript
  • NetRelations is primarily a .NET shop running most of their client work on SharePoint and EPIServer which gave me valuable insights into the Microsoft application stack.

Other Experience

Founder And Coordinator
Taket
April 2008 - August 2008 | Gothenburg, Sweden

Co-founded a co-working place in the heart of Gothenburg for artists, freelancers and other creative individuals. We frequently organized exhibitions, meetups, workshops etc. At it's peak we were housing ~30 individuals renting work space on an annual basis.

Education

Webbutvecklare
Yrgo
2007 – 2009 | Gothenburg, Sweden

Yrkeshögskoleutbildning, 400 YH-poäng.

A two year vocational course focused on Full-Stack Web Development. Design/UX, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, PHP, SQL, C#, .NET